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Justin Brayton and Michael Byrne both finish in the top-10 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Brayton and Byrne hit the local market through television and print coverage of press day on Thursday.

Jacksonville Results

DAVID EVANS

Mar 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: David Evans
Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team Media Relations
(704) 293-3745
 
Jacksonville Results
    
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2010) – For just the second time, Jacksonville’s Municipal Stadium was host to the AMA Supercross Series. The Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team arrived in Florida on Thursday to conduct interviews with local television and newspaper reporters. Each week before every event, two teams participate in these “press days” to help build awareness of the event within the local market. The resulting media creates valuable exposure for team sponsors. Jacksonville’s City Council President, Richard Clark attended the press day activities.  He even suited up in a Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team uniform and conducted interviews, as well as rode a (small) motorcycle for the television cameras. A brief sampling of some of the media that was generated can be viewed via the following links:
 
The Florida Times Union had a print article with a video featuring Justin Brayton: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2010-03-26/story/supercross-takes-over-field-saturday-jacksonville-municipal-stadium 
 
Jacksonville News Channel 4 interviewed Justin Brayton and Michael Byrne:  http://www.news4jax.com/video/22963211/index.html 
 
ABC First Coast News ran a feature with Justin Brayton: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=153838
 
Nearly 40,000 fans were on hand to watch the action when the racing started. Justin Brayton and Michael Byrne both qualified to the main event through their respective heat races. In the main event Byrne started inside the top-10 while Brayton had his hands full at the rear of the field. Brayton began a methodical charge to the front while Byrne held steady. When the checkers flew it was Brayton in ninth and Byrne right behind his teammate in 10th
 
The original broadcast from Jacksonville airs today at noon (EST) on CBS. After a week off, the 13th round of the 17-race series will be April 10 in Houston, Tex. The original broadcast from Houston will air on SPEED at 6:00 p.m. (EST) April 11.     
 
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